Category Archives: rock’n’roll

Lil’ Lost Lou – Lil’ Lost Lou (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a certain poignancy coming to this album as I do just hours after hearing that Chuck Berry had duck walked off this mortal coil. I wonder what he would make of the fact that here is a female … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXI : You Don’t Love Me – The Godfathers

Catching up with The Godfathers via their forthcoming album A Big, Bad Beautiful Noise was a wonderful experience, a speedball hit of nostalgia and potential, personal reflection and a reminder that the best rock ‘n’ roll is built along some pretty … Continue reading

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TFD – The Sly Persuaders (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes music can evoke a sort of time travel response or at least send you on a mental journey through the almost forgotten corridors and hidden spaces of the archive of the memory. And even though The Sly Persuaders are … Continue reading

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33 – The 58 Shakes (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always a bit dubious when a predominantly covers band go into the studio. Either the result is a bunch of re-worked pre-owned numbers, in which case what is the point or they record original material, which begs the question … Continue reading

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Church of Rock and Roll – Gavin Chappell-Bates (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I spend so much time listening to bands who are trying to genre-splice music into new hybrids, conducting weird late night experiments in the music lab or heading off to explored unchartered heights of musical possibility, that you sometimes forget … Continue reading

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Black Bombers – Black Bombers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There was just no way this one was not going to make the most resounding blip on my radar. Their cast list alone shows connections past and present to so many names which have steered my life along a certain … Continue reading

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Trouble Ahead – The Delta Jacks (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At the confluence of two great rivers, where The Mississippi flows into The Thames and those rich alluvial silts mix with the brackish South Essex marshes, there is a small bar catering to the needs of drivers of big 18 … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day: LXXIX – Breakers – Franc Cinelli

If The Marvel Age conjured images of getting away from the urban sprawl, seeing the world, travel for the sake of travel, then Breakers can be seen as the themes of that album condensed nicely into a 4 minute snap … Continue reading

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